Aadhavan Sundaram

This article is about the Tamil writer. For the 2009 Tamil film starring Surya Sivakumar, see Aadhavan.
Born K. S. Sundaram
(1942-03-21)March 21, 1942
Kallidaikurichi, Tamil Nadu
Died July 19, 1987(1987-07-19) (aged 45)
Shringeri, Karnataka
Occupation Author, Assistant Editor
Language Tamil
Nationality Indian
Period until 1987
Genre Novels, Novellas, Short Stories
Subject Children's fiction, Social Novels
Notable works En Peyar Ramaseshan
Kagidha Malargal
Mudalil Iravu Varum
Spouse Hema Sundaram
Children Charumathi

Aadhavan (Tamil: ஆதவன்) is the pseudonym of K. S. Sundaram (Tamil: கே. எஸ். சுந்தரம், 21 March 1942 – 19 July 1987), a Tamil writer from Tamil Nadu, India.


Sundaram was born in Kallidaikurichi in Tirunelveli District and obtained his education in Delhi. He worked briefly for Indian Railways. Later he joined the National Book Trust of India as an assistant editor. He married Hema in 1976. He started his literary career as a writer of stories for children in the magazine Kannan. He wrote under the pseudonym Aadhavan (lit. The Sun). His most noted work was the novel En peyar Ramaseshan (lit. My name is Ramaseshan), which was translated into Russian by Vitaliy Furnika and sold over a hundred thousand copies. In 1987, he drowned while swimming in a river at Shringeri. He was awarded the Sahitya Akademi Award for Tamil posthumously for his collection of short stories Mudalil iravu varum (lit. First comes the night).[1][2][3][4]




Short story collections



  1. Tamil Sahitya Akademi Awards 1955-2007 Sahitya Akademi Official website.
  2. "Aadhavan Profile". Uyirmmai (in Tamil). Retrieved 31 May 2010.
  3. Aadhavan Sundaram. First Comes the Night. Sahitya Akademi. pp. Backcover.
  4. Nesamudan Venkatesh. "ஆதவன் வீட்டுக்குச் சென்று வந்தேன்". Tamiloviam (in Tamil). Retrieved 31 May 2010.

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